What do we know about who does and does not attend general health checks? Findings from a narrative scoping review

Dryden, R., Williams, B., McCowan, C. and Themessl-Huber, M. (2012) What do we know about who does and does not attend general health checks? Findings from a narrative scoping review. BMC Public Health, 12, p. 723. (doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-723)

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Abstract

Routine health check-ups appear to be taken up inequitably, with gender, age, socio-demographic status and ethnicity all associated with differential service use. Furthermore, non-attenders appeared to have greater clinical need or risk factors suggesting that differential uptake may lead to sub-optimal health gain and contribute to inequalities via the inverse care law. Appropriate service redesign and interventions to encourage increased uptake among these groups is required.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mccowan, Professor Colin
Authors: Dryden, R., Williams, B., McCowan, C., and Themessl-Huber, M.
Subjects:R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Robertson Centre
Journal Name:BMC Public Health
Publisher:BioMed Central
ISSN:1471-2458
Published Online:31 August 2012
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2012 The Authors
First Published:First published in BMC Public Health 12:723
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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